andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge
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Just down the road from Fugitives about 10-12ks is the little settlement of Elandskaal that comprises a crossroad, a small store and a wonderfully decorative small stone church built more than a hundred years ago by the mostly German white settlers to the area. It is a sleepy little place where the minister visits once a month to hold services and the rest of the time the church and associated buildings serve as a small camp for school groups. Most of the time that is except ...
... the Peace Corps allows us to "test drive" our new living arrangements and future work places for one week before training is over. My worksite assists Orphans, Vulnerable Children, and Youth (OVCYs) who have been infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in the community by providing food, health referrals, social assistance, and other community support. Translated into English, the name of my ...
... of view) we don’t see any.
We do see Zebra and Giraffe close up though. We trek back to the truck, hot and dusty. Time for a cold beer, a bush shower and change before high tea, and the next game drive. It’s a demanding pace.
3:30, and we’re back on the road, looking for Elephant. Just outside the lodge we spot a Tawny Eagle, then a Bateleur. Several White-backed Vultures in the trees, and many antelope. Colourful Lourie flying about. Plenty of signs ...
... they have three elephants,
Rambo, Rachael and Jabulani and they are habituated with people. The reason
these elephants are not being harmed by not living as wild elephants, is that
at a young age, Rambo and Rachael were taken in by men who were supposed to
cull their herd. They succeeded in culling all but three and couldn’t bring
themselves to cull the calves. As a result, the calves grew up with ...
... are protecting you are busy chaning a tire and the gun is safely INSIDE the jeep!! Not to worry, we hopped back in the jeep and after a little longer drive eventually saw some track, first was a giraffe track that headed back the way we had come so we continued on. Then we saw them, big round elephant foot prints. Ross and Pat (Our tracker) showed Ollie how you could tell they were elephant prints and the fact that the print was on top of the tyre ...